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  • SAIMM Banquet 2018

  • World Leader in New Steel Research Visits the University of Pretoria

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    Photo: Prof Roelf Mostert, Sir Prof Harry Bhadeshia, Prof Charles Siyasiya, Prof Pieter Pistorius and Dr Johan Westraad

    Next-generation bainitic steel with remarkable properties was the central theme of a colloquium hosted by the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Pretoria on the 4th of December 2017. Sir Harry Bhadeshia, a global leader in metallurgy and the Tata Steel Professor at Cambridge University, was the main speaker. Sir Prof Bhadeshia was on a visit to South Africa as a result of an application made by the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa and the trip was funded through a NRF instrument.

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  • Report Calls for Open Standard for 3D Applications in Mining Industry

    Image result for gmsgUser Interviews and Analysis Highlight Common Challenges

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – A new report released by Global Mining Standards and Guideline Group (GMSG) says a survey of more than 18 3D software applications shows the users experience significant difficulties and delays working with the software, collaborating with peers and learning multiple proprietary programs. A solution to these difficulties is an Open Mining Format (OMF) that would encompass a set of guidelines and recommended steps.

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From the President's Corner

  • A Christmas gift for the Institute

    It is the end of the year and Christmas is in sight. We have all had a busy year and thus look forward to a restful break, which we will fill with new memories with our families and friends. Above all, we all look forward to receiving that well-chosen wonderful gift from loved ones. A gift is always treasured. It

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  • Women in the mining and minerals industry

    Summer is finally here and Christmas is around the corner. I do hope that you are all enjoying the warm weather that is prevalent in Southern Africa at this time of the year and, at the same time, have started shopping for those elusive but perfect Christmas gifts for friends and families. Since taking over the reins as the President

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  • Singing the praises of our SAIMM members

    I would like to welcome you all to the new 2017/2018 term of the SAIMM. I hope you are all as excited as I am about what lies ahead. I am greatly looking forward to spending the next twelve months with you as we discuss and delve into different topics that interest us as members of this marvellous Institute. As

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From the Journal Comments

  • The SAMREC/SAMVAL Companion Volume Conference

    This edition of the Journal features papers that were presented at the SAMREC/SAMVAL Companion Volume Conference held on 17 and 18 May 2016 and attended by some 100 people. The intention of the conference was to provide Competent Persons and Competent Valuators with the opportunity to prepare and present details of recognized standards and industry benchmarks in all aspects of

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  • The 6th Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid Conference

    The 6th biennial Sulphuric Acid Conference and Workshop was held in Cape Town between 9 and 11 May 2017. Approximately 90 delegates attended with regional representation from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and the DRC and from further afield with delegates from Germany, the USA, UK, The Netherlands, Canada, and Denmark. Delegates representing plant operations management, technical experts, traders, transporters, and

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Market News

  • Preventative maintenance: key to productivity and sustainability

    Operations within the mining, petrochemical, construction, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries that use compressed air equipment are confronted with numerous hazards daily, often resulting in varying degrees of injuries and in some cases fatalities. Although there are a number of underlying causes of these accidents - improper maintained air compressors is one of the common causes of equipment-related injuries. In

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SAIMM Events

Upcoming Conferences & Events
Organised by SAIMM

(Including Events Co-Hosted & Sponsored by SAIMM)
EventEvent StartEvent EndDetailsLocationContactCPD
Mineral Processing 2009 6 Aug 09 7 Aug 09 Detail Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Contact 0
7th Heavy Minerals Conference - HMC 2009 - What next? - icw The Zululand Branch 20 Sep 09 23 Sep 09 Detail Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg, South Africa Jackie 4
Hard Rock Safe Safety Conference 2009 - A Sense of Safety Urgency 28 Sep 09 30 Sep 09 Detail Sun City, Northern Province, South Africa Jackie 2
Student Colloquim 19 Oct 09 19 Oct 09 Detail Tswane University of Technology, Johannesburg, South Africa Jackie 0
The 4th World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WCSB4) 21 Oct 09 23 Oct 09 Detail The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Raymond 2
World Gold 2009 - Gold Processing Workshop 26 Oct 09 27 Oct 08 Detail Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Jackie 0
World Gold 2009 26 Oct 09 30 Oct 09 Detail Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Jackie 3
Diamonds 9 Nov 09 11 Nov 09 Detail Gabarone, Botswana Jackie 0
Mining & Tunneling 4 Dec 09 4 Dec 09 - - Raymond 0
Thorium & Rare Earths 9 Feb 10 11 Feb 10 - - Jackie 0
Drilling & Blasting 12 Feb 10 12 Feb 10 - - Raymond 0
Refractory Materials 17 Mar 10 18 Mar 10 - - Raymond 0
MRM Mar 10 Mar 10 - - Jackie 0
Mine To Mill - process Apr 10 Apr 10 - - Raymond 0
Physical Benefication May 10 May 10 - - Jackie 0
12th International Ferro Alloy Conference 6 Jun 10 9 Jun 10 - Finland - 0
Infacon XII 6 Jun 10 9 Jun 10 Detail Helsinki, Finland - 0
Hauling & Hoisting Jul 10 Jul 10 - - Jackie 0
Minearal Asset Jul 10 Jul 10 - - Raymond 0
Annual Conference of Mineral Processing Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Mine Environmental Management Aug 10 Aug 10 - - Raymond 0
Coal Event Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Pyrometallurgy Aug 10 Aug 10 - - - 0
Ventilation Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Raymond 0
Copper Belt Sep 10 Sep 10 - Zambia Jackie 0
Hard Rock Safe Conference Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Raymond 0
Electra Mining / Mining In Africa Sep 10 Sep 10 - - Jackie 0
Fourth International Platinum Conference 11 Oct 10 14 Oct 10 Detail Sun City, Rustenburg, South Africa Jackie 0
Rock Mechanics Oct 10 Oct 10 - - Raymond 0
Energy Mining Processes Nov 10 Nov 10 - - Raymond 0
Minefill 2011 21 Mar 11 25 Mar 11 Detail Cape Town, South Africa Julie 0
Minefill 2010 2011 2011 - The Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Jackie 0
Surface Mining 2011 2011 - - Raymond 0
Base Metals 2011 2011 - - Jackie 0